Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Putting the FUN in FUNdraiser

My three little granddaughters
go to Parochial school.
And, because they don't get 
public funding
they do a huge fundraiser
every year.
My daughter, TPot, headed
up this year.
She is a smart, sweet,
kinda gal.
As you can see, 
she likes her Starbucks, too!
When I walked into the
school I could 
the transformation!
Holy Cow!
I mean WOW!

 There was a 
smoking dragon at the entrance
He's not smoking here but
once they added the dry ice he 
was a sight to behold.
The halls were lined with 
white lighted tubes
and hanging lanterns.
There were tables set up for silent bids..
There was a 
Tour Of The World
food court area.
A Wine Auction Area
(Look at all the art work behind it)
The main floor setup at night was magical.
There was also a booth in
the back.
You paid $15.00 and got a 
Chinese take out box
guaranteed to be worth anywhere 
from $10 on up.
held a Pandora's bracelet.
Now I will tell you that 
this is the booth
that MyHero and I worked.
We hawked those boxes
like nobody's business.

Well, I didn't win any of the
SILENT auction items
 I bid on.
MyHero dogged my heels
wanting to know 
Soon you will know why
THAT is funny.

I left before the oral auction 
started and didn't know if
I had won any of the silent bids.

MyHero however outbid
everyone for a 
Brewer's Box Seat-
the best in the house-
food included.
I won't tell you what he paid
for it but let's just say 
that he should have
I suppose 
The Devil made him do it!

The moral of this story is
Never leave a man alone
with a credit card or a checkbook
if there is a sports event 

Well, at least it'll keep the kids
in school one more year!
And..all I wanted was a 
flipping cloche for $30!

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GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

That looks like an amazing event! Sorry you didn't get the cloche... you should have used your Hero's bidding technique :)

Susie said...

Diana, What a fun time you and hero must have had.Yes,you are so right about, not leaving the checkbook with the man. Their budget minds are not like ours. LOL But as you said it's for the kids and school. I want a cloche too. Smiles, xo, Susie(She Junks)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Wow!! Kudos to your daughter.
The place looks amazing! & having worked those many years for my own kids, I know how much work is involved.
And your Hero will be taking you along to the ball game?? :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...she did an amazing job!!
The school is very lucky to have her on board!
I'm with are going to be his extra ticket right?!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Diana your daughter did an awesome job putting that all together! Believe me I know how much work they are. My 3 kids are in Catholic school and this weekend I am hosting a doll's tea party in "Ireland". I choose that theme being it's on St.Patricks Day. This is my first year hosting it. I hope your daughters was a BIG success!!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love those school fundraisers when so many talented ladies come together to create such a beautiful evening. This one was certainly very well thought out. I think it's wonderful you and your hubby helped out too! Your St.Patty's table setting for one is fabulous too by the way. It's always fun to play and you did it so well. I love the real clovers and your china is quite pretty and unique. I've never seen this pattern before either. Lovely and yummy looking tablescape!

SImple and Serene Living said...

That is so funny, Diana, but it looks like it was an amazing event.Your daughter did an awesome job. :)

Gina said...

Wow, that looks like one amazing event! I bet your daughter put alot of time & organization into planning it and it really shows all her hard work.

outjunking said...

You were right the first time Holy Cow! Boy that sure beats the heck out of any fund raiser I have ever seen. Your daughter did an amazing job. I bet they raised lots of money.

Dixie Delights said...

WOW! That transformation is remarkable! Looks like it was a fun and fruitful night! Now, go get you that cloche :-)

momto8 said...

wow..looks like some people worked very hard to organize this fun event!! Thank you both for supporting Catholic schools!! I still have a gift card for a facial I "won" 3 yrs ago.

Mark said...

Man, that school went all out with their "fun"draiser. And your girls looks so cute. My kids had to wear plaid. I think I would have kept them their had they been allowed to wear khaki.

Debby said...

My husband can be so dangerous at those silent auctions. He acts like he just won the lottery. At least it was for a good cause.
My computer is not working right. I could see the first picture of the cute girls and your cute picture. Cuteness runs in the family.

michelle said...

What a great fundraiser! Sorry about the cloche and I would make sure that you are the one that he brings to that game. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your granddaughters should be proud that their grandfather singlehandedly funded their school for the year, Diana! : ) I'll bet he was thrilled to win that auction though. Your daughter did a great job organizing the event. It looks like it was a of fun while raising some money!

Anonymous said...

such a good time you had,, what a wonderful cause.
At least the money he spent went to a wonderful end.The cloche would have been lovely, go buy one and put a geranium in deserve it.

Carol............. said...

What a great job decorating....that dragon is absolutely wonderful!

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

It looks so impressive, and I bet it was a lot of fun.
I like the way the men always question what we spend! One night I wanted a takeaway and husband said it was too expensive, so went to the supermarket instead. He came back with a television that was on special offer and too good to miss!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh too cute and funny about hubby and the Brewers. What your daughter did was amazing. I bet she is exhausted. Hope you raised loads of money.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Major kudos to your daughter Diana. That's quite an undertaking!!! And she did an amazing job. (I used to do events...small ones...and I know the work behind them.) Congratulations on your booth too. What fun! In answer to your question ...nope the burlap wasn't itchy or smelly at all. It was totally different than the kind in the store or the old bags. xoxo

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

P.s. that's a fabulous photo of your girls!

jessica said...

Haha!! What a great fundraiser for your babies!!!

Tete said...

I wasn't signed in this morning and almost forgot to come back and mouth off.
You know, that girl of yours is amazing. It all looks wonderful. I think she did an outstanding job.
And you know you can't take John anywhere like that! I would so make him pay for that with a shopping spree after you hit starbucks first for gogo juice.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fantastic event! Looks like fun for everyone! ♥♥♥

Donna said...

Now girl, you did go out and buy yourself a cloche, didn't you? It'd be more than $30 bucks, too! Mine would fit a cake under and tall enough for a bottle of wine, heavy enough for me to call my Sweetie each and every time I needed to move it! he he he!!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Tutti Chic said...

My goodness-your daughter did an amzing job! She must be like her mom? :) chris

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Wow! What a great job on the decor! Looks like so much fun- even if you lost all your auctions. Take Sweet Cheeks out for Starbuck's and cake pops and add a little side trip for a new cloche or two. You earned it! ;)

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